Does vitamin d deficiency cause joint and muscle pain for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Please look into VitaminD. Many people who have RA are deficient and it causes joint and muscle pain.

Betty Hanna
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My life changed completely after I started taking D supplements. I felt like a new woman!

Megan Griggs
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How much D3 do you take each day?

Carolyn Kaplan
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I think that would be different for each person depending on what their blood work shows.

Megan Griggs 3 years

How do you know how much to take?

Suzy Mckenzie
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VERY TRUE!!!! My Vitamin D levels was at a 13 and your suppose to be between 30-80 so now I am taking a prescribed vitamin D pill once a week for 12 weeks then I have to go back and get my blood work done again.

Christina Elkins
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I would get blood work done and then go from there.

Christina Elkins
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mine is combined with my calcium tablet. Been on it for over 15 years.

Debbie Diamond
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Sunlight. I'm not going to argue about this but it's scientific. Pills can't do what we do with sunlight.

Kelly Elmore
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Nope. Autoimmunity is caused by vitamin d receptors being shut off. It reduces absorption from all sources and most people can't get enough from sunlight. That's why the majority of the population is deficient.

Melanie Dickey 3 years

You do realize you didn't disagree with me, right? If it shuts it off from all sources then nothing will make it come up. The population part is due to our lifestyle changes in the West.

Kelly Elmore 3 years

It does come up with supplementation. That's how mine went from 12 to 35 in a couple months. Supplements can do what sunlight never could. That's the opposite of what you said.

Melanie Dickey 3 years

It needs cofactors to be absorbed. If people don't have a gall bladder they need to take it with a fatty food so it's digested or try micellized drops.

Melanie Dickey
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What foods please, no gallbladder

Stacey Jarvis 3 years

Anything with a little fat works. I just take mine with breakfast n use butter on my toast.

Melanie Dickey 3 years

And magnesium, they’ve both been game changers!

DaveyLynn Vann
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Agreed!!

Christina Elkins 3 years

Yesss!! My levels were 13 when tested! I now take 5000 d3 everyday. I had them retested and I was at 50. I can tell when I miss a dose, I'm much more stiff and sore.

Stacy Shaver
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Vitamin k7 should be taken with it as well. Helps with absorption. And they work together.

Stacy Shaver
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Is k 7 a blood thinner

Stacey Jarvis 3 years

Stacey Jarvis actually it helps blood coagulate.

Stacy Shaver 3 years

Thank you

Stacey Jarvis 3 years

Yes I wasn’t taking enough vitaminsd. When doctor told me to up it to 5000iu I feel so much better wow

Daisy Goldsmith
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I am vit d and b12 deficient along with 516 RF.
I take one pill of multivitamin for women. Should I take additional dosage ?

Sneha Kurtz
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My level was 2. It has been shown that taking high doses of vitamin d when deficient can reduce symptoms and disease severity.

Jo Hall Staton
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yes i was deficient and having pain... Now im not and no pain

Mary Kerns
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I’m feeling a lot better myself since increasing my vitamin d dose and addressing my deficiency.

Jo Hall Staton 3 years

I was completely deficient in VitaminD. Once I supplemented with LIQUID vitamin D from the health food store (not chemical rx from doc) things began improving!!!

Sherri Bowling
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And I did neglect to mention as others have stated... Magnesium is necessary too. Best to get 15-20 mins of sun (TIL skin turns pink) for natural vitaminD. If that’s not possible then a natural liquid supplement absorbs and works best.

Sherri Bowling 3 years

How about magnesium oil that I rub into joints. I know it help anywhere I have pain

Betty Hanna 3 years

Yes I prefer topical magnesium as well. Absorbs faster too.

Sherri Bowling 3 years

The Vitamin D Council has lots of great info. Google to find their site

Sherri Bowling
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Yes thank you I’ve just checked it out

Jo Hall Staton 3 years

Take 5000u

Colleen İrwin
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Yes, I was listening to a doctor on YouTube who is totally against rheumatologists and the toxic medications they prescribe for RA. He states that vitamin D deficiency is a common factor in patient with RA and it should be illegal for doctors to treat RA without obtaining vitamin D levels .

Lisa Metcalf
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